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More gov't data, info to be released to public
Jan 15, 2015
Additional public data that is in high demand will be opened to the public in the near future. Within the first half of this year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) announced that it would revise its existing management guidelines concerning public data and set u...

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Gov't to promote smart factories, software companies
Jan 15, 2015
The government intends to concentrate on developing core industries and on creating new growth engines for the country's future prosperity. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) announced on January 15 that it would focus on nurturing the Internet of Things (IoT...

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Korea, Bolivia discuss cooperation on economy, infrastr...
Jan 15, 2015
Korea and Bolivia have made steps toward improving bilateral cooperation. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se met with his Bolivian counterpart David Choquehuanca in Seoul on January 12 and talked about enhancing bilateral cooperation on political affairs, the economy, infrastructure a...

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Ebola rescue drill: "Practice, practice, practice"
Jan 15, 2015
The training of medical personnel to fight the Ebola virus epidemic is continuing apace. Practice drills undertaken by the Korean Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) were reenacted at an educational venue at the Korea Armed Forces Nursing Academy, located in Yuseong-gu (district), Daegu,...

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Gov't to expand int'l joint R&D
Jan 14, 2015
The government has announced it will expand global joint research and development projects on industrial technologies to encourage open innovation across the board. On January 14, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) said it would make its support for global joint R...

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President calls 2015 golden chance to boost economy, im...
Jan 12, 2015
President Park Geun-hye discussed her policies for the new year concerning inter-Korea relations, her three-year economic innovation plan and public sector reforms, at Cheong Wa Dae on January 12. "This year is the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation and a meaningful year for ...

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President expresses condolences to France
Jan 12, 2015
President Park Geun-hye expressed her condolences to French President Francois Hollande on January 9 in regard to the terrorist attack against the weekly satire magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris last week. President Park expresses her condolences to French President Francois H...

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Gov't condemns Paris attacks
Jan 09, 2015
The government issued a statement via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on January 8 concerning the recent deadly terrorist attack on the French weekly Charlie Hebdo that took place in Paris on January 7. In the statement, the Korean government strongly criticized the cruel attack ...

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Gov’t to open 7 e-book zones across the country
Jan 06, 2015
In the near future, book lovers will be able to find e-books as well as physical books at book cafes and libraries across the country. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) announced on January 6 that it will provide e-books and e-book readers at seven selected venue...

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President urges N. Korea to come forward for inter-Kore...
Jan 06, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (center) urges North Korea to quickly come forward for dialog and cooperation during the first cabinet meeting of the year on January 6. “North Korea should quickly come forward for inter-Korean dialogue and cooperation, and should hold substantial discuss...